At SWTVMC, we are dedicated to our community and committed to improving it.

Wild Cat Wednesday

In 2011, we began our Wild Cat Wednesday program to help address a growing problem in our community. Feral and stray cats populations that are left unattended lead to overpopulation and public health problems including zoonotic parasites and life threatening viruses. For a reduced price, feral cats may be brought in, with or without an appointment, before 8:30am every Wednesday to be spayed or neutered. In most cases, they will go home the same day. They may be dropped off in humane cat traps or carriers.  If you do not have access to a humane cat trap, placing food deep inside a carrier that you can quickly close at feeding time is a practical way to trap a feral cat.  Click on our form to learn more about our program.  Wild Cat Wednesday form

Hospital tours
We are proud of what we do and love to show it off! Have you ever seen our surgical suite? Do you know how animals are monitored in surgery? Have you ever seen an x-ray or a bladder stone? We give interesting, age appropriate tours for children and adults. Call Mary, our practice coordinator, 830-278-4441 to set up a behind the scenes tour of our facility for your group. Children and adults alike enjoy seeing the inner working of our hospital.

Rabies Drive
Every spring we travel to nearby communities to make sure as many pets in South Texas and the surrounding Hill Country communities receive vaccinations as possible. We want pet care to be convenient and easily accessible. Watch for 2021 dates to be published on our Facebook page. Includes Uvalde, Sabinal, Knippa, Camp Wood, Batesville.

Wildlife Rehabilitation

SWTVMC continues to work with local authorities to care for orphaned and injured wildlife. Dr. Colvin and Dr. Russell are members of the National Wildlife Association.  Dr. Russell is licensed by the state of Texas to rehabilitate injured wildlife

El Progresso Library- Vet Story Hour 

Our doctors and assistants volunteer to read and present live animal presentations at our local library.  The children enjoy petting Spitfire the pony, baby goats and kittens.

Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club –Up and Coming Cowboy/Cowgirl Buckle Sponsor

For over 50 years, the Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club has been promoting kids, horses, family and good sportsmanship with summer series rodeos during the summer.  SWTVMC is honored to sponsor this special award given to a cowboy or cowgirl that shows improvement, exceptional sportsmanship and dedication to the sport of rodeo.

 

We also volunteer for and/or provide monetary support to many local organizations. In 2019-2020 we have supported these organizations.

 

Adopt-A-Highway

Adopt-a-Highway is a Texas-born program that allows volunteers to adopt stretches of state-maintained roadway to conduct litter pickups quarterly.
Inspired to go the extra two miles for Texas the employees of SWTVMC selected a section along Hwy 90 East between Uvalde and Knippa to make a difference.